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Title: Language Awareness in language learning and teaching: A research agenda
Authors: Svalberg, Agneta Marie-Louise
First Published: 15-Jun-2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Language Teaching, 2012, 45 (3), pp. 376-388
Abstract: Following on from my state-of-the-art article on Language Awareness and language learning (Svalberg 2007), in this paper I will discuss specific research tasks which are centrally concerned with different aspects of LANGUAGE AWARENESS (LA): ‘explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning, language teaching and language use’. The overall argument is that research is needed into how LA is constructed by language learners and teachers through ENGAGEMENT WITH LANGUAGE (Svalberg 2007; 2009). I will sometimes refer specifically to awareness of grammar (form-meaning) but hope the paper will stimulate ideas for research into other LA aspects of language learning and teaching. The absence of other issues and areas (such as LA and multilingualism, intercultural LA, critical LA, LA and language policy) is a function of the personal nature of the paper and the limitations of space.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0261444812000079
ISSN: 0261-4448
eISSN: 1475-3049
Version: Publisher Version and Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2012, Cambridge University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Language Teaching published by Cambridge University Press.
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